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Hello everybody... I started this kit back in September of last year. I was building the Legato(AZ) 1/72nd Mk.XIVe kit that was given to me by @Procopius. Initially i started to build it as a clipped wing 14. But during the process i was instructed to remove the molded tail and add one just slightly oversize. I was a little confused. I did some research and found that late 14’s and 18’s had this mod. Thats when i started asking questions about 18’s here. ⬇️

I discovered they wore the same camouflage of DE/Light Slate grey over medium sea grey. The same as Mk.VI Tempests in the Middle-east. Now when i 1st joined i came across a thread discussing Mk.VI Tempests in this scheme. A scheme i instantly fell in love with. 

     So back to the the build. I had already clipped the wings for the 14. So i had to reattach those and then began doing the rescribing needed to make the necessary changes. It took a while to come across the paint needed (light slate grey),so the build stalled for about 6 weeks.

     Procopius and myself met up at a local swap meet in early November. While there i was discussing my paint issue with him. He came to the rescue again about a week later i received a box of xtracrylix paints he wasn't using anymore. The light slate grey was amongst the colors in the box. I was able to restart the build in January with the help of @72modeler‘s decal donation. I was just looking for post war Roundels and flashes. However Mike(72modeler) actually had the markings, and wasn't planning on using them. I finally finished it this week. Though as you will see i made one goof-up with the markings (sorry mike☹️). :rage:So without further ado, i present my 208 Squadron Mk.18e from Palestine in 1948-49.

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I can assure you the Roundel is red not orange as it appears here. ⬇️

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If this ⬇️ gets me booted out of Britmodeller its been fun guys. 😉 

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I specifically set the plane up when decaling so as not to do that. But somehow i flipped it around and placed the decal, micro sol’ed it, and let it set for two days. Thats when i caught it, of course to late to fix ? Heres a photo of the spitfire and Tempest. 

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Heres a link to the Tempest RFI,

in case you might be interested. Questions, comments, or jokes if you prefer ? 

 

Dennis

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I have never seen this scheme before. Great idea to build the 2 in those colours. Well done!

 

Thanks for sharing. :)

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1 hour ago, Ham Hands said:

I have never seen this scheme before. Great idea to build the 2 in those colours. Well done!

 

Thanks for sharing. :)

Neither had I, once i did the ball was rolling to get one. Thank you both for the compliments.

 

Dennis

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Wonderful build of a great subject, and then to see parked next to Tempest in the same 'desert' scheme just takes it over the top.

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